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's atmosphere is ca not like what we saw a few weeks ago in the united states. delegates are sitting down getting to what the have come here for. each candidate will make a ten minute speech. the first expected to start speaking any minute. the prime minister noda will speak first, then agricultumini akamatsu, and haraguchi and kano. lawmakers and democrats were expected to run in national elections are eligible to vote here. 336 delegates in all. party members, members of local assemblies and supporters from across the country, cast their ballots too. those will be added to the total. if no one gets the majority, the two leading vote getters will enter a run-off. and nhk analysis suggests prime minister noda is the favorite to win in the first round. one lawmaker i talked to told me that he will vote for noda because noda is the only one who can lead japan. he said he has no doubt in his choice. >>> thank you very much. updating us on the ruling democratic party leadership voting in the coming hours. chinese government crews seem determined to make their claims known to countries in the
clinton and was a republican member of both the house and the senate said the united states cannot get afghanistan to transition to democracy any time soon. at least not on our own. >> we can't carry out the transition of the afghan people into a democracy. it it going to take years, decades and unless is we have an international commit ned lamont do that the united states can't do it alone and shouldn't be doing it alone so we need to have a much greater participation by other countries in addition to the united states. >> shepard: now, a republican congressman who voted against a resolution to set a time table for a full withdrawal has an entirely new position. florida congressman bill young is the chairman of the house subcommittee that oversees defense spending and told the tampa bay times newspaper editorial board i think we he should remove ourselves from afghanistan as quickly as we can. congressman young added i just think we are killing kids that don't need to die. meantime, the current defense secretary officially announced today the additional surge troops that president oba
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the region the united states shut many diplomatic facilities because friday prayers often fueled mob rage. some of the ugliest violence, thou though, is in pakistan. in peshawar, protesters set fire to two movie theaters. joining us live from islamabad with more, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. a national holiday, a day to show your love for the approvest muhammad. it turned out to be a day where many pakistanis showed their anger against america, demonstrations in every major city in pakistan and sometimes it got very violent. one news van driver in the city of peshawar shot and killed. here in the capital of islamabad, protests are dying down. here is what it looked like earlier today. friday prayers have just concluded. what we're seeing are some of the largest and most intense protests yet here in pakistan. now what you see over there are shipping containers. police are using them to block off the path to the diplomatic enclave. that's where the foreign embassies are, u.s. embassy, french embassy. now what you seem to have here is some people urging protesters to rush
beliefs of others. >> let me state very clearly, and i hope it is obvious, that the united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> welcome back. the state department sending $70,000 of your tax money to air this ad in pakistan. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. >> let me state very clearly, and i hope it is obvious, that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> those ads are going to reach about 90 million people in pakistan, running on seven pakistani tv networks. the administration said the attack in libya had nothing to do with the movie. it was planned by months-- for months by al qaeda. charles payne and sandra smith are here, what's your take on this? >> it's outrageous. i'm surprised we didn't see a guy who looked like ben franklin in a powdered wig and a bulldozer, running over the constitution. please, pakistan, please. >> how can we allow christians in america to be boycotted by millions of cities because an executive has an opinion on one thing and then begs them to for
clinton says the united states government has now opened a new inquiry into the attack, an attack libya insists was preplanned. president obama says it's still unclear whether al qaeda was involved. meanwhile, in benghazi, the late ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans killed were remembered at a memorial servi service. >>> well, it's the moment so many consumers have been waiting for, the iphone 5 finally debuts today. people have been lining up for days all over the world for the latest smartphone from apple. the very first of the new handsets was sold in australia to cheers. iphone 5 presales alone topped 2 million according to the company. let's take an early look at the markets as we get all up in your business this morning. cnbc's karen in new york. >> it's going to be getting to the front of the queue because the queues are long. as you mentioned australia, asia and europe is going to be selling the device in the united states later on today. but many people, in fact, won't get to see the device probably till october as the company plays catch-up with the amount
of people protesting this anti-muslim film made here in the united states. dagen: rick leventhal from fox news joins us live. rick. >> the pakistani government declared today a national holiday, love for the prophet. nonviolence, but things got ugly fast. and across the streets of pakistan including islamabad to keep protesters from approaching the consulate there. and demonstrations in karachi, five movie theaters were burned and a couple of banks on fire. and one officer killed there. and in peshawar, hundreds of demonstrators set movie theaters on fire and police used tear gas. at some point opened the fire on the people and hit a pakistani news vehicle and killed the driver there. and they were marching through the streets and protesting the anti-muslim film and burned a makeshift coffin draped with an american flag and burned an effigy of president obama and around middle east and africa and security has been beefed up at a number of u.s. and western embassies around the region as a precaution, guys. dagen: rick, thank you for that reporting. connell: and nicole, the new york stock e
,000 people have been massacred and the president of the united states doesn't even speak on their behalf. they believe that america is weak and we are withdrawing. that is what it is all about. >>neil: with the more violence the more the folks are inclined to say, to hell with him. i had ron paul on a couple of days ago and i mentioned to him, you thought it was a good idea to encourage the moderates throughout the middle east, particularly places like libya and he took a different view. listen to this reaction. >> it doesn't do any good. what good was the $40 billion or so we gave to mubarak in egypt? it fell apart. there is chaos there now. i would say it was a bad investment from the beginning. >>neil: that view is no more good money after bad? >>guest: i wish that senator paul, who has never traveled to that part of the world, would have been with me on july 7, me and ambassador stevens, when thousands of people in tripoli said, thank you america, thank you. look, the moderates just won the election in libya. this is an attempt of the extreme muslims to take over through use of arms
a barrel and what that meant for consumers and gasoline providers in the united states and developed nations when you think of a goldilocks scenario is not the same as we saw in early 2007 but the idea of the s&p and nasdaq and multi-year highs and gasoline prices coming down, central accommodation and what is taking place now number are very bullish on the heels of a rebalancing they referred to earlier and i will tell you into the close. liz: volatility and the close and we will give you all the information you need and thanks, great to see you. have a good weekend. the mission is to help you make money no matter what is happening in the world and peter barnes got a window into the federal reserve's thinking in an exclusive interview with eric rosenfrance. the move to implement quantitative easing is already starting to work in the housing market. >> rates are low in the boston market. prices going up. if you think the federal reserve program will last a fixed period, you want to catch it and interest rates low and prices going up. liz: precisely. why did we play the sound bite? my
that the united states and that is enfuego. that's focus. then the ford from overseas. europe, bad. latin-america bad. guess what? two against one. can't own it. bed bath and beyond, norfolk southern. two different companies, two industries. norfolk is calling off the rails. i don't want to be no norfolk. bed bath, looking good. stay with cramer. >>> kwuming up, bargain shopping? retailers have been on the rise. but after perusing the aisles, cramer spotted bun stock that could be available in a discount. as the holiday season heats up, can this make you a cool profit in stick around it find out. >>> and later, making dough. domino says increasing its share of the pie and giving investors a healthy slice of the profit. but can this pizza party continue? find out if it can flame the upper crust of the peas why population, when the ceo breaks news in cramer's exclusive. just ahead. >>> plus, tis the season. in just hours. millions of people around the world, will get their hands on the highly anticipated crown jewel of the apple empire. iphone 5. but tonight, get ready to throw everything y
able to read that the united states is not as prepared as it should be for this type of cyber attack. >> we're not anywhere where we need to be in terms of a country with respect to preparedness and ultimately in response. the head of cyber command, general keith alexander, i think put it best when asked to evaluate one to ten where the u.s. capability is. he put it at a three. obviously this is not a very good position to be in, especially when you have a number of actors out there. china and russia are very active in terms of computer network exploit. that's espionage in cyberspace. they're increasingly integrating cyber warfare into their military planning and war fighting capabilities. these are all issues we need to take very seriously and we need to enhance our own defensive capabilities as well as invest on the offensive side as we will never firewall our way out of the problem. initiative resides with the attacker. >> is it a money issue? is it an investment of money issue in the infrastructure to combat this kind of crime? or is there something else that the united states sh
calling for calm. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content, and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> elsewhere, in iran, a senior cleric reportedly upped the bounty for the killing of author salman rushdie, whose book "the satanic verses" sparked global protests more than two decades ago, after the late imam khomeini declared it an insult to islam. >> yes, it was a stupid film, you know. and the correct response to a stupid film on youtube is to say, it's a stupid film on youtube and you get on with the rest of your life. so, to take that, and to deliberately use it to inflame your troops, you know, is a political act. that's not about religion. that's about power. >> we just returned back to the office from the streets of islama
down. charlie? >> charles gagata, thanks very much. >>> while the united states is trying a public relations counter offensive to calm the anger and stop the violence, margaret brennan has that story. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. the u.s. government is trying to stop that anti-american violence by buying ad time on pakistani tv to spread the message that it did not endorse the controversial internet video made by an american filmmaker to ridicule islam. >> reporter: it cost the u.s. government $70,000 to broadcast these ads on seven different pakistani tv networks. they feature messages from president obama. >> we re jekt all efforts to denigrate the religious believes of others. >> reporter: and secretary of state hillary clinton. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> reporter: condemning the anti-islam movie made by a california filmmaker. the state department is trying to cool anti-american fury that sent thousands of protesters into the streets of pakistani cities this week. it isn't the first time that american diplomats
national interest, to send additional 30,000 united states troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time, he announced the schedule for their withdrawal. a goal that has been met. 33,000, u.s. troops took part in the surge, 10,000 were out by july of last year and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder, saying it is important to underscore even as our surge troops return home there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan along side their nato and afghan partners, we are a nation at war. the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now, those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final troops home is still 2014. >>> back here good news for anyone who relies on san francisco's great highway for their commute. the project that closed southbound lanes from lincoln to skyline boulevard will be completed monday. four days ahead of schedule. dump instruction
of a significant downturn in the united states economy. >> so if you have a downturn, there's a possibility that you don't have that right mix and that you could have a downturn. the odds of that are comparatively low but i worry about it because it's significant possibility. i described it as though, imagine you're on an airplane that's flying from here to los angeles, you're probably going to get there okay but if you hit an air pocket and meaning if the economy goes down, there's not an easy way to reverse it. monetary policy is less effective because when you buy a bond, when the federal reserve makes a purchase, that has the effect of giving money to somebody who won't put that money into something like that bond. and that money does not easily go to people who spend it, that's a balance between monetary and fiscal policy and i worry about the policymakers getting that balance right. that's a possibility and a scary possibility. other than that, i think the most likely situation is we will fly successfully from here to los angeles essentially but we have longer risks. you need a balanc
crackers in the united states senate would have ever voted for it if the pressure had not come from martin luther king and others with the civil rights movement? no way! look at healthcare reform. president obama could have ever got than passed without pressure from nurses and seniors and consumer groups and activist and labor unions around the country. no way! the truth always is, these members of congress are so entrenched that you have to have that pressure from the outside and it was only by building that pressure from the outside on the inside that president obama is able to get the affordable care act passed and yes, it is going to be the same thing with campaign finance reform. do you think these dodos are ever going to vote on their own for campaign finance reform? no, it will take a major movement on the part of the american people and pressure and demands on the part of the american people to get congress to act. so, i don't know. what do you think about this? 1-866-55-press. republicans are trying to say this
's happening in the united states. >> certainly that's going to bring down the large indices and i just wonder if you think in the fourth quarter there will be a put from central banks or from hedge fund managers that have to play catchup or could we look at the last three months last year? >> central banks are obviously very powerful. you know the old saying, don't fight the fed. you have to be very careful. but as you stretch out the time rise and what you find historically is there is no relationship between liquidity and stock market movement. but i think what's much more important is your original question, if the profit cycle continues to decelerate, i think that's what people want to think about and that's what people want to position their portfolios for. i still think personally that you want to look at more defensive sectors which i think are less prone to have these big earnings disappointments right now. >> rich, can you put together these two knows in the market that you want to be in more dmfticily oriented companies and also this other thought in the market that you want to be i
in the united states, and we think larger caps are the place to be. liz: where in the larger cap space? are there particular sectors you like? particular names? >> well, within the large cap, we believe in a broader based investment strategy, well diversified. a couple of sectors we like is health care and the other is real estate despite huge runups with home builders. we think that recovery is just at its infancy, and really won't peak out for another four or five years in the real estate market. a couple sectors we think have real legs to grow much higher. david: david, back to you. we have a credit crunch going on. the fed, both the fed and politicians, try to make sure we don't have the same kind of bubble in housing we did before. large companies can get around this in a way small companies can't going directly into the markets themselves. for that reason, would you prefer a large cap company over a small cap company right now? >> yes, absolutely. for the reasons you cite. number one, they do have access to credit. number two, they do have strong balance sheets, clean, and a lot
for one group of women in the united states and generators are a big help when power goes out. taking a look at best options and a big safety warning. >> there is service problems experienced as apple rolls out the iphone 5. and an app showing tourists the lay of the land. >>> there is new evidence showing life spans are shrinking for american who's don't graduate from high school. the university study found the life expectancy of white women who did not finish high school dropped five years to 73 and a half years, and white women with a college degree live nearly 84 years. and those with a college degree live to be about 80. and new research shows you should be getting a good night's sleep if you're battling high blood pressure. an american heart association study finds poor sleep quality can counter high blood pressure medication. researchers studied sleeping patterns of 234 people and women are more likely than men to have poor sleep quality. >> researchers in texas say they're launching a new war against cancer. and this is an unprecedented effort to speed up discoveries the goal
is the place to be. >> would you rather be in singapore than the united states? >> i would. i think they perform better than the u.s. >> tom: you are investing in u.s.ag culture. they make ammonia nitrogen. >> this is a seven percent yield. >> food prices are rising and hence the demand for fertilizer rising, and ammonium nitrate and the ammonia are the ingredients. >> and -- >> it's really all things coming together >> chris, last time we had you are, march 16th. 2012. >> tom: apple launched the iphone today. you liked three stocks back then, including kbe, a bank exchange traded fund. it's down two percent. and emerging markets and corporate fund fund up five percent, and a real estate investment fund up almost 18%. you style like these? >> i like them all, and certainly the emerging bond fund, pays five percent, and the reits, pay seven%. great opportunities. >> you own these? >> i always eat my own cooking. >> serving it up, chris orndorff with western assets. >> susie: and looking ahead. from the n.y.s.e. to the c.m.e., it's politics in the pits. what are the critical issues fo
towards rent. the much anticipated iphone hit stores today in the united states. we are talking about the iphone 5. excitement generated a record- setting 2 million presale orders last week. that is just the start of what is expected to be a historic launch. >> the scene outside of chicago's michigan avenue store is familiar. >> everybody thought we were ridiculous. >> since tuesday apple fans anticipated iphone 5. >> last time i was number one for the iphone 4s. >> many tech observers expect iphone 5 to be number one, possibly the largest consumer electronics launch ever. >> this has been retold and redesign. it is with taking a look at. the attention to detail is very impressive. >> it comes as samsung the topped global sales of 20 million units for its samsung galaxy siii. >> when you say 20 million galaxy funds, would be a disaster for apple. >> some forecasted sales of 50 million units by year's end. while reviews of the new devices -- bigger screens, lighter weight, faster processors were mostly positive -- some where left waiting. >> when it happens, while apple still be able t
made in the united states. a pakistani television reporter said his driver was killed this morning when police opened fire disperse people protesting the film. president obama says extremists the video as an excuse to assault u.s. interests overseas. secretary of state hillary clinton faced questions from congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that attack killed four americans including the ambassador to libya. republicans have accused the miss leading the protest and failing to see them as a terrorist acts. an actress who appeared in the movie says she will getinue her fight to youtube to remove the trailer. a judge denied cindy lee garcia's request to order the be removed. she says she has received death e the collapse appeared on youtube. gs-5 a lawsuit against the filmmaker. the war in afghanistan, u.s. troops surged is over. u.s. officials confirmed the the service forces have left the battlefield and the country. thousands of american troops and in many ways in harm's way. now this story. >> defense secretary leon panetta calls it an important mileston
. that will prove costly. one thing we want to remember is that the united states went through a period where there was a sharp contraction through government. i am talking about the end of world war ii. since we have this. brief and cutbacks in government spending, the recession was painful but very brief and then we entered into a period of prolonged prosperity. we can't afford deep cutbacks and spending. we cannot afford very big increases by taxation. gerri: big increases by taxation. will that create another recession? there are lots of signs that we are going there already. >> that is true. we had indications of a worsening of business activity in europe and china. this is beginning to hurt u.s. exports. u.s. consumers and businesses, themselves, are shying away from major expenditures, especially business in terms of capital spending until fiscal cliff uncertainties are resolved. we are not going to resolve those uncertainties until we get the election out of the way. that is why these upcoming presidential debates and october will be of the utmost importance and they very much they ha
. >> protests about the anti-islam film first shown here in the united states have now turned deadly again. in pakistan, police fired tear gas and live ammunition to try to subdue rioters. three people were killed and dozens more injured. the pakastani government declared today a holiday so that people could rally against the film. >> the race is on for general motors to correct a problem impacting thousands of vehicles. >> with vehicles are being recalled and what to do if you are driving one. >> what people are saying about the new iphone, coming up. >> a few scattered showers over the weekend. we will track the new front headed this way. 76 of the airport. >> good afternoon. coming up at 6:00, first lady michelle obama is in baltimore tonight, campaigning to keep her husband in the white house. her message to a packed house at morgan state university. and the reason neighbors say this establishment is being quakes there are about a dozen new parks in the city of baltimore today, but they are all running on the meter. it is part of an international effort to create more public space. par
mohamed shows no signs of dying down. >> united states are trying a counter offense to calm the anger and stop the violence, margaret brennan has that story. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. government is trying to stop that anti-american violence by buying ad time on pakistani tv to spread the message that it did not endorse the controversial internet video made by an american filmmaker to ridicule islam. it cost the u.s. government $70,000 to broadcast these ads on seven different pakistani tv networks. they feature messages from president obama. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the beliefs of others. >> reporter: and hillary clinton. >> the united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> reporter: condemning the anti-islam movie made by a california filmmaker. the state department is trying to cool anti-american fury that sent thousands of protesters into the streets of pakistani cities this week. it isn't the first time that american diplomats sponsored media or purchased ad time but the head of the outreach program said these ads are urgent. >> i
to protest. >>> the united states is working to repair relations with muslims by airing a film that condemns the anti-islam film. it shows president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton criticizing the video. their words have subtitles in pakistan's native urdu language. the state department says buying air time in pakistan and other countries is normal. they added these spots are meant to help show people that american leaders oppose this film. >>> 5:08 is your time. weeks, even months of waiting all come down to today. coming up, we'll check in with people waiting in line to be the first to get apple's new iphone. >>> it's almost like the bear knows the camera is there. a florida homeowner put a motion activated camera with nice vision on his tree in a backyard. he said the purpose there was to watch wildlife. here you go, buddy. not disappointed this morning. the homeowner believes the bear was trying to get a bird feeder that he must have deliberately put in the tree to see if the bear would try to get to it. >> you know you're committed to wildlife when you're putting a motion d
to impact apple sales of iphones made up nearly half of all smart-phone sales in the united states last year. >> i don't know, maybe people will be watching us on apple tv sunday ... >> as long as they keep watching. five days, $300 per day, he is making $12.50 per hour? good for him. my first tv jobs were not that good and i was actually doing work!. here we go. here's a peek outside right now, mainly sunny skies and getting darker earlier, the official sunset and oakland 7:08 p.m., warmer today compared to the past couple of days, legos 72 am conference 79, fairfield 78 in mountain view and san jose 67, san fransisco, right there in downtown, only 61 degrees. we have the shuttle endeavor flying overhead tomorrow. excellent news, nasa has delayed a flyover by one hour after consulting with the weather service office. that is a great idea because low cloud cover will burn off between 8:00 and 10:00. i would say that before the switch we had a 40 percent chance of seeing the shuttle but now i will give it an 80 percent chance, here is why the cloud cover will burn off earlier tomorrow. low pr
economic expansion in the history of the united states. that would produce $500 billion in revenue. >> reporter: allen opposes any tax increases. >> you ought to start off with what the house passed and then look at ideas like reforming our tax code to make -- close loopholes and more competitive. >> reporter: and allen criticized kain e for this answer about who should pay federal taxes. >> i would be open to a proposal that would have a minimum tax level for anyone but i would insist that the 47% pay higher taxes than mitt romney does. >> reporter: allen replayed -- >> reporter: this is going to be a close race, it's a neck and neck race. >> reporter: in tysons, peck by the fox, 9news now -- peggy fox, 9news now. >> the district will be hosting the inauguration on january 21 cost the reparation for the -- 21st and the preparation started thursday. construction is now officially underway on the platform where the oath of office will be taken four months from today. made you work. >> uh-huh. >> there's evidence right there. >> exactly. >>> so it's going to be a beauty today howard?
. number two, increased production from the united states, canada and the north sea, specifically norway. and number three, iraq. iraq has continued to increase their production. you know, they have as much reserves as iran, so they are the third or second -- tied for second in the world of reserves, and iraq has put in these offshore terminals, and they have been able to ramp up the exports. that is likely to put some downward pressure if there's no geopolitical blow up, maria. >> i was just going to see, weigh the geopolitical risk versus the spr noise and tell me where oil goes between now and the end of the year. >> well, we have 117 for the end of the year on brefnlt now our view is that the geopolitical noise is not likely to seriously dissipate, because there's no sign of progress in the iranian nuclear negotiations. there's no sign that the standoff will be eased any time soon, and without any easy off ramp, we don't see how this situation is resolved, so we think potentially 2013 you're really looking at a question of does iran get nuclear weapons capability, or do you take mili
were in the longest economic expansion of the united states. that would produce $500 billion in revenue. >> now despite the polls, that show kaine with a comfortable lead in the race, george allen believes it will end up being a close race. >>> it is 5:06 and i am watching your money. on one street investor -- wall street investors got another reminder that the unemployment was weak. now stocks mixed on the news. checking the numbers -- >>> a security problem with spent explorer could expose -- internet explorer could expose personal computers to hacking attacks. after wednesday, today microsoft plans to release a permanent repair to the security flaw. the solution will be automatically installed on pcs that run on microsoft windows epurating system. if the -- windows' operating system. if the machine is set up to receive important updates. it requires clicking on a link. >>> the d.c. area hogs seven of the top ten spots in the country when it comes to being affluent. loudoun county is the most affluent in the nation yet again according to data. median households $119,000. fairfax came
candidate, president of the united states, and i think this is a good step in the right direction, but i haven't seen the returns and so i don't know exactly what's in them. >> christine, the average tax rate for the -- about 30% or so, or somewhere in the upper 20s, 30s for -- >> for -- say that again? >> the average tax rate for americans is much higher than 14.1%. >> well, it is on paper. the marginal tax rates are higher. remember, don, you look at the irs tables and this is kind of a misnomer, you look at the irs tables for middle class effective tax rates, people in the middle class are paying what mitt romney pays and in some cases even less because of deductions for your mortgage, for your children, for education tax credits and the like. so, you know, mitt romney pointing out that over the 20 years paying something like an average effective tax rate of 20%, that's something that people who have been ready to be very critical of mitt romney, thinking maybe there will be years in there where he didn't pay any pricewaterhousecoopers saying he did pay taxes every year and the averag
has been happening this morning? those viewers in the united states waking up, why are the apple workers in paris upset? >> for the last week, they've been extremely it is grunt he willed. all over the french media, they've been meeting with different management, complaining, in pact one of them was quoted as saying working at apple is like working in a coal mine. they've been complaining that they have to work longer hours than what they're paid for, that they don't get any commissions uneven though they're under constant pressure to sell. they're monitored by cameras in the stores and looking for things like a 13th month of pay as a bonus, higher pay and water fountains in the store. some of these things are standards for french workers, but they're complaining that apple has been extremely resistant to provide them these things. in fact they say they've been fighting for three years for the 13th month of pay. so at the end of yesterday, there was a sort of last resort meeting at which it was decided that these issues would be revisited before the end of the year, that the comp
. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government-dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio iowa late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to $200,000 in bonuses
it. we need to do it by the end of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so, david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a little bit there in. >> i don't think he didn't say he didn't promise it as a priority. it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all of those members of congress who had supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done. >> but he didn't put forward a bill. >> every single republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so, you know, hopefully with the votes in november, people will say, okay, let's come back to the table and get this done, but the president did pass out of the house and out of the senate a d.r.e.a.m. act that was blocked by a minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the status
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